Dining at Walt Disney World ® - The Definitive Guide

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Epcot is a favorite Disney Park of many guests thanks to its amazing collection of experiences that are fun for the whole family. The park is unique in that it is home to two completely different areas that each have different focuses and celebrate different things. Future World celebrates the unity of nature and technology and how both are beautiful things in this world. World Showcase brings eleven different countries of the world to life to let guests feel as though they have embarked on a whirlwind tour of the globe. Together, these two areas make Epcot very popular with guests who love to visit on each Walt Disney World vacation. While there is so much to see and do in Epcot, guests particularly love enjoying all that Future World has to offer and often spend much of their time in that area of the park. From attractions to dining and more, there is something for every guest to enjoy. Here are ten favorite things that guests love to experience in Epcot’s Future World.

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1. Spaceship Earth

Just after entering into Epcot and Future World, guests come face to face with the massive icon of the park which is also home to an attraction of the same name. Spaceship Earth is a futuristic structure that soars over Future World and is covered in geodesic triangles. Not only is the structure perfect for plenty of photo opportunities, it also houses a must enjoy attraction that brings guests on a tour of the history of communication from the beginning of time to modern day.



2. The Seas with Nemo and Friends

Another popular destination in Future World is The Seas with Nemo and Friends which is home to several attractions and the opportunity for guests to explore the beauty and diversity of the oceans. The pavilion hosts an attraction of the same name that retells the story of Finding Nemo and brings guests on a journey through the seas to find him. After enjoying the attraction, guests can also check out Turtle Talk with Crush where they can chat with the favorite character in real time and explore educational exhibits and habitats of many different species of sea creatures.

3. Soarin’ Around the World

One of the most popular attractions in Future World that nearly always has a lengthy wait time is Soarin’ Around the World located on the lower level of The Land Pavilion. The attraction brings guests on a unique hang gliding adventure where guests can dangle their feet over some of the most beautiful locations on Earth. Some notable stops on the world tour include the Great Wall of China, Sydney Harbor, the Eiffel Tower, Monument Valley, and more.


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4. Sunshine Seasons

Also found on the lower level of The Land Pavilion is a quick service eatery that is very popular with guests. Sunshine Seasons is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and celebrates the seasons and produce grown during each time. Guests can enjoy freshly made options that feature an array of flavors and ingredients located at different ordering counters before sitting in an open air area that offers wonderful views of the pavilion.

5. Garden Grill Restaurant

Found just above Sunshine Seasons on the central level of The Land Pavilion is another popular eatery that is a full service location. Garden Grill Restaurant is also open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a unique experience in that that entire restaurant slowly rotates throughout each meal. Gusts can enjoy dining on fresh options grown right there in The Land while meeting Mickey and friends and also enjoying special glimpses down into the Living with the Land attraction below.



6. Journey into Imagination with Figment

Future World in Epcot is home to another pavilion which celebrates the whimsy and power of imagination with an attraction that is fun for the whole family. Journey into Imagination with Figment brings guests on a tour of the sensory labs in the Imagination Institute before demonstrating the imaginations work best when set free. Figment is a fun addition to the attraction and brings humor and a catchy theme song to life in this popular experience.



7. Electric Umbrella

Another popular quick service eatery in Future World is located in the central plaza situated behind Spaceship Earth. Electric Umbrella is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up an array of healthy options that guests are sure to love. With a futuristic setting, guests can opt to dine either inside in the elevated seating area or outside on an open air patio offering great views of the Fountain of Nations and Spaceship Earth.

8. Mouse Gear

One of the best shopping locations in all of Walt Disney World is situated in Epcot’s Future World right next to the Fountain of Nations. Mouse Gear is a massive retail location that features many different areas that are each designated with specific types of merchandise. Guests who shop at Mouse Gear can browse items including jewelry, Mouse Ears, clothing, accessories, toys, housewares, collectibles, and more. This is the perfect stop in Epcot for any guest that is looking for a souvenir to bring home with them!



9. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet

Another very popular attraction in Future World packs some big thrills while inviting guests to step into the design aspect of the automotive world. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet allows guests the opportunity to design their very own SIM cars which can then be put to the test in efficiency, power, responsiveness, and capability through a series of rigorous and thrilling tests. The final experience of the attraction is an outdoor high speed loop that offers guests a glimpse of Future World and an unforgettable adventure!

10. Mission: SPACE

Found right next door to Test Track Presented by Chevrolet is another thrilling experience in Future World that guests absolutely love. Mission: SPACE brings guests into the International Space Training Center and offers them the chance to blast off into space for two unique missions. The Green Team is a less intense version that offers guests the chance to orbit the Earth and enjoy some beautiful views of the planet with gentle movements. The Orange Team is an intense adventure that features centrifugal forces and a thrilling mission that has guests land on the surface of Mars. Both experiences are amazing ones to enjoy while spending time in Epcot’s Future World.

- 10 Favorite Things In Epcot’s Future World at Walt Disney World

Epcot is a fantastic theme park filled with diverse experiences—it has something for everyone. In the World Showcase section of the park you will find some of the best food on Disney property, great shopping, attractions, characters, and entertainment.  Here are 10 of my favorite things about Epcot’s World Showcase:

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10. Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure

Signing up to help Agent P (aka Perry the Platypus from Phineas & Ferb) rescue World Showcase countries from the evil plans of Dr. Doofenshmirtz is a great way to get your kids excited about exploring the World Showcase.  You can play this fun game through the Play Disney Parks App on your phone and as you sign up for missions and visit the countries you will be able to activate special effects and have certain activities to complete.  While the kids are playing you can take the opportunity to shop, snack, and take in the details of each country.  Or, you may get swept up into the fun of the game.

9. The Characters

As a Travel Planner I often get asked if there is anything in Epcot for kids.  The answer is YES!  World Showcase is actually my favorite place to meet characters.  Nearly every country features a character whose film is related to that country, so as you travel around you can meet characters in beautiful settings . . . and you can find characters you can’t find anywhere else.  In Mexico Donald meets guests in his serape and sombrero.  Norway has the Royal Sommerhus to meet Anna and Elsa.  Mulan greets guests in China.  Snow White is found in Germany.  Morocco has a meet and greet for Jasmine.  In France you can meet Belle and Princess Aurora.  The United Kingdom has Alice and Mary Poppins.



8. The Festivals

I love Epcot’s Festivals which now take up about 3/4 of the year.  World Showcase serves as the epicenter for all of the Festivals with the majority of the food booths, vendors and decoration.  My favorite Festival is Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival in the Spring when World Showcase is filled with beautiful topiaries, flowers and gardens, along with some delicious fresh food booths.  The year starts out with the International Festival of the Arts where World Showcase hosts Disney on Broadway performers in concert on the America’s Garden Theater stage, along with artists throughout selling their work.  The most popular festival is Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival in the Fall when World Showcase is shoulder to shoulder food booths featuring regional specialties.  And for the holidays they bring out storytellers, performers, food and drink, and special merchandise to celebrate for the International Festival of the Holidays.

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7. Teppan Edo

World Showcase is filled with fantastic dining and it is hard to narrow down favorites for a list.  Teppan Edo in Japan is one of my favorites.  Here you get a show and dinner with the hibachi style service.  Your chef comes to your table and puts on a fun show while preparing your meal with a little Disney flare.  The food here is very good (and may be a step up from your local Japanese steakhouse), and you definitely get plenty to eat.  Plus, most people can find something on the menu to please them.  I recommend trying to get a dining reservation for Teppan Edo on your next vacation.

6. The Mexico Pavilion

I love all of the countries, but there is just something really magical about walking into the Mexico Pavilion.   Designed as an ancient pyramid on the outside, once you enter it is dusk in a bustling open air Mexican marketplace.  The setting is just beautiful with the lighting and the architecture.  You will find kiosks set up selling Mexican merchandise (the painted spirit animals are my favorites).  There is a table service restaurant with a fun view of the water, and a tequila bar.  Also inside you will find Mexico’s attraction, Gran Fiesta Tour with Starring the Three Caballeros.



5. Via Napoli

Via Napoli in the Italy pavilion has long been a favorite of my family.  With all of the ethnic cuisine in World Showcase it is sometimes hard to find something that everyone in the family will agree on . . . but it is hard to go wrong with pizza.  And Via Napoli has the best pizza in Walt Disney World. Their pizza is certified as being authentic Neapolitan Pizza with a thin crust, San Marzano Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, flour imported from Italy, and water that is similar to the Campania region in Italy.  Then the pizzas are baked in wood fired ovens to create a crispy, sometimes slightly charred crust.  And the ovens are named after Italy’s volcanoes:  Stromboli, Etna, and Vesuvius.  Not only is the pizza delicious, but the other entrees offered are as well.

4. Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie

It is hard to go wrong with a bakery, and even harder if that is a French Bakery.  Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie in France is probably my go-to place to eat in the World Showcase.  I think they have some great values on their menu including a ham and cheese croissant that is absolutely delicious!  They have a variety of sweet and savory items that are perfect to piece together a meal.  And, they are open for breakfast!  The only drawback here is that there can be a shortage of seating during popular dining times—but they can box up your order to go if you are meeting your family in another spot to eat.

3. Frozen Ever After

While I will always miss Maelstrom (RIP), Frozen Ever After is undeniably one of the most popular attractions at Epcot.  Located in the Norway Pavilion this ride features our favorite Norwegian sisters Anna & Elsa, along with Sven, Olaf, Kristoff, the Trolls, and even the Marshmallow the Snow Monster and the Snowgies.  There is a pretty constant wait for the attraction so your best bet is to secure a FastPass for it, or to take part in the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party that gives you a reserved spot for fireworks, Frozen themed desserts, drinks, and a ride on the attraction after the fireworks.



2. Live Entertainment

The live entertainment in World Showcase is a lot of fun, whether you just happen up on it or pick up a times guide to make sure you don’t miss it.  Several acts like Sergio in Italy, Serveur Amusant in France, the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats, Matsuriza in Japan, Mariachi Cobre in Mexico, and the British Revolution in the UK are long running and very entertaining acts.  Others sort of switch out periodically.  As you can see there is a nice combination of comedy, musical performances (both traditional and more modern), and special skills (like the acrobats).  I think it adds to the overall atmosphere of World Showcase to have all of this going on, and it contributes to the cultural story of each pavilion as well.

1. The Shopping

My favorite thing about the World Showcase is the shopping.  And I tried, but I could not narrow it down to one shop.  The Mitsukoshi Department Store in Japan is certainly a front runner with its huge size, variety of Japanese merchandise, and the always entertaining Pick-A-Pearl area to select an oyster (each one has a cultured pearl) and with great ceremony they open it for you and present your pearl.  I also love the shop in Norway with the sterling silver jewelry, Laila perfume, and Helly Hansen clothing.  I’ve already mentioned how I love the outdoor market in Mexico.  In Germany the Christmas shop is a favorite, along with the toys shop.  Really every country has some great shopping with merchandise appropriate to that country.  It is fun to set a budget and try to find a low priced souvenir as you visit each country that you think really represents the experience there.



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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of those theme parks that I just like to walk around and take in all of the beauty and details, and I am sure that was the Imagineers’ goal when the designed the park.  As the newest of the Florida parks, the attention to detail is amazing, particularly in the Africa section of the park.  It feels like he have stepped into an actual African village with the architecture, the props and details (like the signs and power lines), and the sounds.  Here are 8 of my favorite things about Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park:

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8. Henna Tattoos

Henna tattoos are a fun and temporary way to get a little bit of an interactive cultural experience.  At Walt Disney World you can get a henna tattoo in Morocco in Epcot, or in Africa at the Animal Kingdom.  The artists are located just outside of Mombasa Marketplace and the offer a lot of very pretty designs from large & elaborate to small & discreet.  In the notebook it will tell you what the design means to help you select, and they even have some designs with Mickey incorporated.  I had a tattoo done here with some friends and it was such a fun experience that lasted through our vacation and we still had it as a reminder for a few days after we returned home.

7. Musical Entertainment

As you might expect in an African Village, you will find some vibrant musical entertainment in Harambe.  There are a few performers that appear throughout the day (check your times guide), and I love the energy it adds to the setting.  Burudika creates a street party where you are invited to dance along to the music.  The Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe present the beat of the Congo in the Village. Plus, if you're looking for an amazing Broadway-style musical, be sure to see Festival of the Lion King located behind Tusker House.



6. Animal Carvings

I love to find unique and special souvenir items for my vacations.  When we have had vacations that focused on the Animal Kingdom—like when we did the Wild Africa Trek or the Caring for Giants Elephant tour I looked for something to commemorate that experience.  Around the Mombasa Marketplace you can find African imports like masks and carved wooden animals.  I love these beautiful pieces and they make great reminders of your vacation.  I brought home an elephant to remember our Caring for Giants experience.

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5. Tusker House

Tusker House is one of my favorite meals across property, and it is definitely my favorite “Fab 5” character meal.  Here Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Mickey Mouse & Goofy greet diners wearing their Safari Gear.  The character interaction is really great, but the food may be even better.  I like this meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but if you have very picky eaters breakfast may be safer.  The buffet includes some basic foods that will please any guest, but you will also find African inspired dishes.  All of it is fresh, well prepared and delicious.  The restaurant itself is also a great space, it feels like an outside marketplace where the buffet is set up with various rooms surrounding it.  The details continue throughout with signage about safaris, conservation and other props that make it an immersive experience.



4. The Tours

I have loved every guided tour I have taken at Walt Disney World.  But I think some of my favorites have been those in the Animal Kingdom.  The guided tours here meet in Africa’s Harambe Village to begin.  The Wild Africa Trek takes you on a walking and riding tour through the savanna where you get a chance to learn more about the animals and enjoy a wonderful snack in a hut overlooking the savanna.  It is a little pricey, but I highly recommend it as it is an excellent experience.  Animal Kingdom also offers a couple of tours that are extremely affordable and give you a chance to get a behind the scenes look at how they care for their animals, and learn about those animals in their natural habitat.  Caring for Giants looks at the Animal Kingdom’s Elephant herd.  We experienced this tour last year and loved it—we learned about the elephants from an animal specialist and from a cultural representative from Zimbabwe, all while overlooking the elephants on safari.  And they have recently added an Up Close with Rhinos Tour that I would love to try.

3. Harambe Market

Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite places to eat, and I love the options offered at the open air Harambe Market.  This is a quick service location and the hours vary, it sometimes closes early depending on crowd levels.  You can use mobile ordering here.  Food offerings include Gyros, Bowls, and Sausage on Naan.  There are lots of specialty type drink options including non-alcoholic choices like my favorite Frozen Flamingo:  delicious non-alcoholic frozen concoction with flavors of Strawberry and Passion Fruit.  Beers include craft breweries and some cocktails are offered here.  The ample outside seating includes several covered options.  As you dine you can take in all of the details from the signage around, and watch the train from the Conservation Station go by.



2. Dawa Bar

The Dawa Bar located just outside the Tusker House restaurant is a popular stop.  It features covered open air seating, so it is a nice place to take a break from the sun or from a rain storm.  Most of the live entertainment takes place just outside, so it is a fun place to grab a drink and listen to the music.  The offer a wine menu, beer on tap or bottled, specialty beers, and several African or Safari themed cocktails.  Ngumu Jungle Juice is a popular choice:  Snow Leopard Vodka, Bols Peach Schnapps and Tusker's famous Jungle Juice.

1. Kilimanjaro Safaris

To me, Kilimanjaro Safaris is the signature attraction for Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.  This is what it is all about:  the animals.  Learning about their natural environment (even if this one was painstakingly recreated by Imagineers), their habits, and conservation are the most important parts of Animal Kingdom’s mission.  On Kilimanjaro Safaris you have a cast member driving and talking to you about everything you are seeing on the savanna.  Every trip is different as you will see different animals, have a different guide, and experience different things like a lion roaring, a baby giraffe, or a rhino blocking the road.  I like to ride it more than once if I can and I’m never disappointed.  My favorite time to ride it is just about sunset, and I’ve been known to google the sunset time for my date before I make my FastPasses.  Kilimanjaro Safaris is my favorite thing about Animal Kingdom’s Africa.



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The Candlelight Processional is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary this year. It was started by Walt Disney himself, and in the early years it was held at Disneyland. Some of the narrators back then were Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, John Wayne, and James Earl Jones. At Walt Disney World, the Candlelight Processional was originally held at the Magic Kingdom. It moved to its current home in Epcot's America Gardens Theater in 1993.

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The Candlelight Processional combines a 50 piece orchestra, a mass choir, and the Voices of Liberty. The highlight, though, is the celebrity narrator. The Biblical Christmas story is told, and after each part is read a classic carol or Christmas song will be sung. The show lasts about 40 minutes. The choir is made up of kids from local schools and Cast Members. There is a lot of talent in Central Florida.

Since I'm local, I have the luxury of attending the Candlelight Processional often. So far this year I've been four times. Twice I was a guest of Walt Disney World, so I was lucky enough to have reserved seating. The other two times I was on my own. This year I've seen Alfonso Ribeiro twice, John Stamos, and Bart Millard of the Christian group MercyMe. I was at the first performance ever for both Alfonso Ribeiro and Bart Millard. I love it when I get to witness someone's first time narrating. The narrator is allowed to say a few words at the end, and often they are blown away.

Here are a few tips that I've picked up regarding the Candlelight Processional. I hope that you find some of the information here helpful.

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1. Candlelight Processional Dining Package

If there is a narrator who you really want to see, I'd recommend looking into a Candlelight Processional Dining Package. This will guarantee you a spot (as long as you arrive on time), but it doesn't necessarily guarantee you a good spot. The line for the Dining Package is often fairly long. If you wait until the last moment you will get a seat for the show, but don't expect to be close.

2. Keep An Eye on The Standby Line

The standby line can be tricky. The line will usually start to form earlier on the weekends, but that doesn't mean that there won't be a line during the week. A lot of it depends on the narrator. No matter who is narrating the theater will fill up, so getting in at the last moment is unlikely. If you're spending the day at Epcot, start checking in the middle of the afternoon to see what other people are doing.

3. First Show

There are three shows each evening; 5:00, 6:45, and 8:15. If there is a narrator who you really want to see and you don't mind missing time in the park, line up for the first show. If you don't get in you'll be near the front of the line for the next one.

4. Other Views

If you don't get into the theater, it's hard to see and hear from the sides. There is no standing in the theater, but the area directly outside of it has a great view, and you can hear everything that is going on. That's how my daughter and I watched John Stamos. We waited in line for two hours but still didn't get a seat, so we just stood right outside of the theater.

5. Keep The Weather In Mind

The first time that I went this year, there was a terrible downpour right as the show started. A good part of the seating area is not covered, and many people took off in search of shelter. Two of the other three times it was really cold. I know that Florida cold is not the same as cold in other parts of the country, but both times I was glad that I had a jacket.

6. Being Courteous 

Since so many of the people performing in the Candlelight Processional are local, there will be friends and family in the audience. If someone is sitting on the end of the middle row, don't be surprised if they want you to cross over them instead of scooting down the bench. Also, if you know someone in the show, please don't loudly talk about it or try to get their attention. A couple of years ago the people behind us had a daughter who was involved. By the end of the 40 minute performance, we all knew a lot about Suzie (not her real name), because her mother would not keep quiet the entire time.

The Candlelight Processional is a beautiful annual tradition at Walt Disney World. It is something to behold, even if it does not line up with your own belief system. It's an experience unlike any other at Walt Disney World, and it always puts me in the mood for the holidays.

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I know that DinoLand USA in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park gets a lot criticism for lacking theming and being somewhat below Disney standards, however; I love the kitschy roadside attraction theme and the details the Imagineers put into it to pull that off.  Here are 8 of my favorite things found in DinoLand USA:

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8. The Music

The background music in DinoLand USA makes me smile and laugh.  Sometimes the ambient noise outside overpowers it, but then you get into a quiet area and the “punny” appropriateness of the musical loop to the area is fully evident.  Usually you can hear it best around Restaurantosaurus, The Boneyard, and over by the gift shop.  Songs include “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by REM, “Walk the Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was), “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood & the Destroyers, and “Diggin’ Up Bones” by Randy Travis.  When you think about it this eclectic mix of extinction, dinosaur and digging related songs fits perfectly into this eclectic land that features all of these things.

7. Primeval Whirl & Triceratops Spin

Primeval Whirl and Triceratops Spin are not headliner attractions by any stretch of the imagination, but they are fun “Carnival” type rides that fit into the theme of Chester and Hester’s Dino-Rama . . . as a roadside attraction to pull in tourists visiting Dinosaur sites.  Triceratops Spin is a cute take on a Dumbo-type spinner attraction that is great for younger kids (especially while older siblings may be riding Dinosaur), and it rarely has a long wait.  Primeval Whirl is very much a fair or carnival type attraction like a Wild Mouse ride you will find at many local fairs.  It is a spinning roller coaster, so it is not for the motion sick sensitive guests (like me), but it is a fun ride and my kids love it.



6. The Boneyard

The Boneyard is a play area for children that parents both love and hate.  It is enclosed, but there are so many slides and areas that it can be a little confusing to keep up with very active kids.  This is such a great area to let kids run free and use up some energy.  One side has slides and climbing structures that go through and around a dinosaur dig.  Then you cross over to the other section where you can dig out a huge fossil that is buried in very fine pebbles (be ready to shake these out of shoes, and possibly clothing).  If you can hit this area earlier in the day it is less crowded and less hot.

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5. Restaurantosaurus

I love Restaurantosaurus despite the menu being pretty basic Fast Food options on the menu.  My favorite part is to explore the restaurant which is set up like the housing area for the interns working at the Dino Institute.  And like all graduate students, things get a little crazy.  There is one area that is the machine shop, the recreation area, dining hall, and one that is like a museum.  Take a few minutes to walk around and look at all of the props, signs and other memorabilia all around . . . it is pretty elaborate.  My favorite place to dine is in the Airstream if they have that section open.



4. Carnival Games

While the cost a little extra, the carnival games located in Chester & Hesters’s Dino-Rama are so much fun!  They even have cute Dino prizes that you can win.  It fits in perfectly with the carnival atmosphere and it is a great activity to take a little break from theme park attractions.  Just be sure kids are prepared that they may not win, and I find it helpful to set a 3 game limit.

3. The Theme

As I’ve been mentioning through all of my previous favorite things, I really love the theme of DinoLand USA.  As you enter from Discovery Island you will go under the Boneyard Dig Site, and then on your left you will find the more Carnival-esque Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama that represents the roadside attractions of the mid-20th Century.  Even the walkway looks like it belongs.  On the right is the more academic side with the Dino Institute, the Dinosaur attraction, and Restauarantosaurus.  Each element has its own contribution to the overall theme.  Dinosaur attraction and the Dino Institute are all serious business, Restaurantosaurus is where the interns at the institute let loose a little bit, and then Chester & Hester’s is all kitsch capitalizing on the tourists coming to visit the Dinosaur sites.  All of the lighting, signage and props in each area point to the theme from the gigantic cartoon-like Dinosaur in the Dino-Rama to the Dino Skeleton as you enter in.



2. Dinosaur (the attraction)

This is definitely the headliner in DinoLand USA, and one of the popular rides throughout Animal Kingdom.  It is a family favorite here at my house.  Dinosaur has an elaborate storyline of going back in time to explore the world of the dinosaurs, but a rogue controller decides there are other plans for your journey wanting to save the Iguanodon and bring it back to the Dino Institute.  Of course lots of adventure ensues on this bumpy and loud expedition through the Cretaceous period.  It is a lot of fun, but could be frightening to some, and too jerky for others.

1. The Characters

Over in DinoLand USA you will find some of your favorite characters wearing Dino themed costumes.  You can find Goofy & Pluto wearing costumes that look like they would fit into Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama, they usually meet near the entrance to the Dino-Rama.  As part of Donald’s Dino Bash (celebrating his recent DNA discovery that ducks are related to Dinosaurs), you can also find two of your Duckburg favorites, Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack from Ducktales. This is the only place where you can meet them so that is definitely a favorite!  Chip and Dale are in on the action too, they meet along the Cretaceous Trail wearing adorable dinosaur costumes.  You will definitely want to pay a visit to DinoLand USA for some great character meet & greets.

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